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A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin (2005)

A biography of Poet Norman Corwin, and the events surrounding his powerful radio broadcast commemorating VE Day on May 8, 1945.

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On May 8th, 1945, writer, director Norman Corwin broadcast ON A NOTE OF TRIUMPH, an unforgettable homage to the end of war in Europe. This film shines a light on a lost work of genius, and examines it's haunting resonance to today's current events. Written by Eric Simonson

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The greatest radio program all time recounted by journalists, artists and historians


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Nominated for an International Documentary Association Award 2005. Honorable Mention at the Ojai Film Festival 2005. Santa Fe Film Festival Selection. DocuFest-Wilmington Selection. See more »

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Overdue tribute to radio's finest writer
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1945 SIXTY million people tuned in to hear one radio program, out of a US population then of about 130 million. It was "On a Note of Triumph" by Norman Corwin..the same title as this year's Oscar winner for documentary films. This tribute is well done, including comments from Walter Cronkhite and Robert Altman, among others..and interviews with the 95 year old Corwin who is still teaching.

I have 2 objections to the film (1) the producers failed to interview Corwin's number one fan..moi; (2) not enough people will see it and realize that the things Corwin hoped we had learned from WW2 we still have not learned today. Perhaps if enough people see this new tribute, we will learn--at last.


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